The European Union considers threats of military intervention in the Libyan conflict dangerous and calls for an end to “calls to action” by regional forces, according to a written statement released on Tuesday by a representative of the EU Foreign Service.
“Calls for action by regional players in the Libyan conflict must stop. Threats to resort to military intervention are dangerous,” the statement said.
According to the EU, such actions could exacerbate confrontation between Libyans and lead to further escalation. “The only adequate response in the interests of Libya and Libyans, the entire region, is to intensify collective efforts to find a negotiated political solution,” the document says.
Earlier, members of the Egyptian Parliament unanimously approved the possible dispatch of the country’s military to perform combat missions outside of Egypt in the Western direction.
According to the Egyptian Constitution, the President of the country can declare war or send Egyptian troops on a combat mission outside the country after obtaining the consent of the Parliament.
The current Parliament in Eastern Libya-the the House of Representatives-on, on the night of July 14, allowed the Egyptian armed forces to intervene in the Libyan conflict. In late June, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that his country was ready to help Libyan tribes in the fight against foreign interference by training and arming them. He also noted that any direct intervention by Egypt in Libya is now legitimate under international law. According to al-Sisi, the “red line” for the advance of troops supporting the Government of national accord is the city of Sirte, located about 900 kilometers from the border with Egypt, and the province of Jufra.
In Libya, the conflict continues between the Government of the national accord of Fayez Sarraj, which controls Tripoli and territories in the West of the country, and the Libyan national army under the command of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, which cooperates with the Parliament sitting in the East. The GNA supports Turkey and Qatar, while the LNA supports Egypt and the UAE.